Originally Posted by shaunarundell
I have a reasonably complex remote remote config. I have a sony TV, samsung TV, apple 4 TV, HDMI switch, foxtel set top box and astone media player and 4 IPADS and 2 IPhones with roomie remote software. I've set up it with a number of rooms and activities and it works quite well, including powering off and on the sony TV.
My problem is that most days none of the controlling devices will work. I think (not sure, it kind of random) that turning off the wi-fi network (on the device, iphone or ipad) for a moment or two and then turned on again fixes the problem
I think the issues may be in the wi-fi network. Because we live in a 4 story house we have 2 Wi-Fi network adaptors with the same SSID. I suspect it may make a difference on which adaptor you are connected too. But I don't understand why it should - any Ideas why and how to confirm the issue and how to fix it ?
Ah, I know that it can be a pain to manage and troubleshoot this type of setup ... I have 3 wi-fi access points, all with the same SSID.
A few questions to establish whether you are having a more general network connectivity problem:
When you are having issues, are you able to access the internet on the IOS device (open a web browser, etc.)?
When you are having issues, are you able to connect to a device via it's native IOS app (most receivers, STBs and blu-ray players have remote control apps)?
For whatever reason, I've had more wifi issues with my iPhone 6 plus than any of my other wifi devices. And, usually, the only "solution" is to turn airplane mode on and back off.
If you are having general wifi connectivity issues, there are plenty of articles on how to optimize a multi-access point set up (including manually setting the wifi channels to avoid interference, etc.).